Au Revoir! Auf Wiedersehen, Vienna!
The Operation Continental Displacement nexus.
The boxes naturally followed. 236 in all, about twenty fewer than came with us from the U.S.
Anna Grace, though, had a slight better view from Mykonos where she and several dozen newly minted AIS Alum were enjoying a post-graduation holiday.
Jolly and his family left us a sweet farewell note; later in the week Fumiko cut the lavender to share with everyone in the building, just like I used to do. 😢
And soon all that remained was an item for charity pickup and our cases.
In turning the page on this 7 year (and 2 day) adventure, some final thoughts.
Countries Visited: 44
Austrian capitals visited: 8/9 (Sorry, Bregenz.)
Collective kilometers traveled: more than 1.000.000
Austrian State: Tirol. ❤️
Viennese Restaurant: We’ll never tell.
Viennese Dish: None of them, if I am to be honest. That accolade goes to Styrian Backhendl (and their salad with pumpkin seed oil.)
Viennese Torte: Esterhazy, hands down.
The “Never While in Vienna” List:
Cafe Sacher. Nope, not even once.
Apfelstrudels Eaten. Just one, because they all contain raisins.
The Sigmund Freud Museum. Must have been a slip.
Total balls we waltzed at: 0
Total twirls on the Wiener Riesenrad: 0
Total operas attended: Does passing by the summertime big screen outside count?
Next stop, Washington, D.C.!